Autism Reads

Autism Reads is a Twitter-based effort to broaden autism awareness beyond April and deepen it into thinking and changing and understanding. There are two parts:


I. A daily recommended read, either written by an autistic author, featuring autistic characters, or about autism. The list appears below, with purchase links. It is entirely subjective, largely based on books I’ve read and enjoyed, not only as the mother of a child on the spectrum, but as a book lover. If you have a suggestion, tweet it (#AutismReads and tag me, @carinoga) or contact me.





II. A list of e-books priced for $1.68 during all or part of April, 2014. The $1.68 price refers to the one in 68 American children the CDC now estimates to fall on the autism spectrum. If you are an author or publisher who would like to join, make sure your book is priced at $1.68. Then send me (@carinoga) a tweet with the #AutismReads hashtag and I’ll add it here, along with any date restrictions. Thanks!

NOTE: While not $1.68, John Elder Robison is reducing his e-book prices (Be Different, Raising Cubby and Look Me in the Eye) to $1.99 from April 13-26 for Autism Awareness Month.

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3 Comments to Autism Reads

  1. Hi Cari,

    I just wanted to say thank you personally for including my book, Twirling Naked in the Streets, in your Autism Reads book list; I am honored. In case anyone is interested, Twirling (Kindle Edition)–a 2013 Reader’s Favorites International Book Award Winner– will be on sale all of next week (Kindle Countdown Deal) from April 23-29th with a starting price of just 99 cents. The price will increase in increments every 48 hours until the end of the week.

    We are celebrating Autism this month with many promotions and giveaways, both found on my blog at, and on my FB page at This April signifies Twirling’s one year anniversary, and the release (just yesterday) of the audiobook edition available on Audibles, Amazon, and ITunes. But my favorite part of our promos this month, is the giveaways. Currently, all new “likes” on my FB page, page sharers, and blog commenters will be entered to win free autographed copies! (I may have to add new Twitter followers, and Re-Tweeters to that mix.) I intend on giving away several copies every few days until month’s end. Hopefully, you will come join the fun!

    Again, thank you so much for the honor.

    (Can’t wait to start reading Sparrow Migrations tonight!)

  2. Hi Cari,
    Thank you so much for including my book (A Is for Autism, F Is for Friend…) on your list of books for autism awareness month.

    Take care,
    Joanna K-V

  3. Lesley Ely says:

    Hello Cari, I’ve just seen this. I’m honoured to have ‘Looking After Louis’ mentioned on such an excellent list. Thank you.
    Best wishes,
    Lesley Ely

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